CSA: Transforming a Dull Corner into a Vivid Display

Because of Giving Tuesday, the Wilmington College biology department was able to obtain a unique opportunity: an impressive fish tank that serves as both a learning opportunity and a fascinating attraction. “The fish tank has multiple purposes. One is to engage students and generate interest in biology by presenting them with organisms they may never encounter otherwise. We will also use the aquarium for several classes—we can take samples and observe numerous microscopic organisms that live on and around the corals,” said Elliott Zieman, an assistant professor of biology. Currently,…

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Different, Not Less

The zebra is the official symbol of rare diseases because each zebra’s stripes are unique to them, and each person with a rare disease is unique to them. Thus, the zebra is synonymous Rare Disease Day occurs on Feb. 28 of each year. A rare disease is a disease that affects fewer than 200,000 people. There is more than 7,000 rare diseases that affects 25 million Americas. Most of the people struggling with these rare diseases are children. There is an innate problem – there is very little funding and…

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Deals You’ll Love for the Day of Love

Valentine’s Day and college can be a tricky combination. We all want to treat our special someone to a special something, but we’re also poor, so hopefully, these deals can make it easier: B-dubs: Because Valentine’s Day is on a Thursday, so you can celebrate Boneless Thursday, where you can get 60 cent wings all day! I’m sure you know we have one of these right in Wilmington! Olive Garden: Olive Garden is offering a special dinner for two (to go) for $35. With this deal, you get a shareable entrée for…

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What We Witnessed in 2018

 2018 brought a lot of new, exciting, innovative, and world-changing events. Let us look at some of them! Music: Some of the most popular songs of the year include: Thank u, Next by Ariana Grande This is America by Childish Gambino I Like It by Cardi B Never Be The Same by Camila Cabello High Hopes by Panic! At the Disco Movies: Popular movies of 2018 include: A Quiet Place BlacKkKlansman Black Panther Incredibles 2 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Sports: There were many exciting sporting events this past year, some…

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A Holiday Stuffed with History

Thanksgiving, a holiday most of us think of as a day to stuff our faces, spend time with relatives we never see, and reflect on the aspects of life we are most thankful for; however, the holiday holds a rich history. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared a feast that became known as the first Thanksgiving. The pilgrims have the Native Americans to thank for the skills they learned and surviving the first winter. Squanto taught them how to harvest corn, tap maple from trees, catch fish,…

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Rebooting Our Minds

November is “National Family Literacy Month.” This month reminds families to take some time out of their day and get back into the tradition of reading together. Most of us have fond memories of having a parent read to us as a child; for some of us, this made us become avid readers and critical thinkers. Illiteracy is a growing problem in our nation. The United States ranks 16th in adult reading skills among developed nations. In a democratic society, success depends on an informed citizenry who can efficiently participate…

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Vaccinate good times, come on! (Let’s Vaccinate)

Recently, there has been a big debate over the safety of vaccines. Some people have been led to belief that vaccinations cause autism; this is faulty information – vaccines are essential and necessary to keep diseases eradicated. Elliot Zieman, Professor of Biology at Wilmington College, said, “Vaccines are the safest and most effective way to prevent infectious diseases. The key to vaccines is the prevention of diseases. Disease prevention means a vaccinated person is protected from acquiring and transmitting the disease.” Because people are choosing not to vaccinate themselves, the…

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A Colorful Dialogue

On Oct. 24, Traci Higginbotham had an art gallery opening in the Harcum Art Gallery at Wilmington College to display her collection of pieces titled “A Conversation with Color.” Higginbotham has been making art since fourth grade; in the fourth grade, her teacher would hold drawing contests for the school lunch menus and hallway bulletin board designs.  Her teacher sent a letter to her parents and suggested she be tested to enter into the Putnam County Gifted Art Program. Higginbotham entered the program in the 6th grade and attended half…

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A Student’s Toolbox

Many people say that a student has to put effort into failing in order to do so at Wilmington College. That is because there are so many resources on campus to assist students; the Student Resource Center (SRC) located in RCC has many tools and resources available to help students succeed. One such resource is the Quaker Writing Center. The mission of the Quaker Writing Center (QWC) is to support all students enrolled in all classes at Wilmington College at any point in the writing process as they complete any…

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Fall Visit Day Brings Potential Students

Wilmington College (WC) hosted a “Fall Agriculture and Equine Business Management Visit Day” where perspective WC students toured the campus and the farm, attended sessions on their potential field of study, and were able to ask questions to better understand the school. Joel Penhorwood from Ohio Ag Net spoke to three students: Shay Kramer, Morgan Fackler, and Kacey Burns. Each of them explained how great the “hands-on” experience is, how well it prepares you, and how active it makes a student in their field. Fackler said, “Since I am a…

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